With a win in Canada, Josh Kerr is now 33rd on the ASP World Ranking. Photo: Courtesy of O'Neill
Josh Kerr took home the trophy at the fourth stop on the O’Neill Cold Water Classic Series in Tofino, Canada, on Thursday. The final day was almost perfect: blue skies, head-high surf, and just a breath of wind promised a good show. In heat No. 2 of the Round of 16, Josh Kerr knocked out Peter Devries with a first wave score of 7.17, squashing the local favorite’s hopes of repeating last year’s win. Also advancing into the semis with a close win over Tanner Gudauskas, Eric Geiselman punted a Kerrupt flip for a 9.10, and locked down the highest single wave score of the event. After a week of on-point surfing, the final came down to Kerr and Geiselman. In a relatively slow heat, Kerr took home the trophy and $20,000 thanks to a series of frontside air-reverses.